Our poor Brooklynite isn’t alone; it’s hard out there for single atheists. In general, Americans don’t like the idea of atheists in certain parts of public life, like politics, but they definitely don’t like the idea of an atheist shacking up with their kid for life. In a new Pew survey, nearly half of respondents said they would be unhappy if a member of their immediate family married an atheist, including 73 percent of conservatives, 51 percent of moderates, and 24 percent of liberals. In fact, liberals were only slightly more likely to be unhappy if a family member married a born-again Christian.